Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The End

One might gather from the title "The End" that there may be a beginning and a middle. Well one would be smart. In the case of this story, its far more appropriate to tell "The End" first. And if I don't some people may kill me :). Not you of course Mitch. Oh Mr. Blog has a name. His Aunt Micki named him Mitch. And let me go ahead and clarify that "The End" is only referring to the end of this story and a season, not my life. I know you are so relieved about that. Mitch would miss me.

THE JOB!!!

Ok so the end is... I have a job! A real, grown up, adult job! I briefly mentioned before (see "Bodies are funny." post) how I found the job. Synopsis: Many many may job applications and resumes sent, no call backs, job posted an hour, sent resume, 2 hours later a call to interview the next day, had to bring degree, didn't know where it was, first box I opened on top, transcripts, act of God I got those too, interview was amazing, they said I'd hear by this coming Friday, which would have been a week and a day from my interview. And keep in mind, this is just a summary of the end. The middle involves lots of craziness and trials mixed with a whole lot of God provision that all lead to this end.

From the time they called me back something just felt different. Something inside me felt different. I felt different. I believed God's small voice through Himself and others that had been constantly telling me, "There is a reason, I have something for you, trust Me." The more I thought about the job before and after the interview the more I got excited and just knew it had to be it. I'd venture to say 100 people were praying. I was constantly begging God. Not just begging for the job, which I did a little of, not ashamed. But begging that He'd keep reminding me that He had a plan for my life and I hadn't messed it up.

The company is called Quality Support Coordination, Inc. It's the Covington branch, about 20 minutes or so from my house. They are a social services agency that provides "quality support" for people with disabilities enabling them to live in their communities instead of facilities. They don't provide the services but connect their clients with people who do. My degree is in Social Work. It seemed a perfect fit. Everyone at church, probably at least 20 people, told me on Sunday that I was going to get the job on Monday, they were going to call me. And..

THEY DID!! At 3:51 p.m. they called to offer me the job! My title is Case Manager/Support Coordinator. I will be in training at first, but after training will have 35 clients. Full time, Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30. An hour for lunch. I will be on a 3 month probation period, but I am confident this is what God has for me and that He in every way provided this job and it will work out. Every puzzle piece (which you will hear more of in the beginning and middle) lead to this. Even the parts not a part of this particular story, like my education for instance! I'm actually using the quality (and expensive) Mississippi College education that I got! I am a social worker!

We call our clients on a monthly basis, but usually it will end up being more, as there is always problems working with government and social service agencies. We visit them once a quarter. Mileage is reimbursed. Paid holidays, 60 % paid insurance, paid life insurance, 8 hours a month of paid personal time, 4 hours a month of paid sick time, annual evaluations. The dress is casual! They all had on jeans and cute shirts. I'll be making almost twice as much as I would have been making with the Nanny job that lead me to move to Slidell and fell through. I am in total and utter shock! 100 and a thousand percent of the glory goes to God (yes I know that isn't a real number). I believed, my fellow brothers and sisters believed. God knew. He mapped out every step. Every trial and tear.

So there you have it. The end. The end of a very long, painful, sometimes dark season. He didn't leave me. He wouldn't let me leave Him. And it was worth it all. And I haven't even started the job yet. But to see God provide, it is already worth it all. Thank you for your prayers.

 Stay tuned for the middle and beginning in no particular or decided order.

5 comments:

Kristy said...

How exciting Kasia! I am so happy for you!

It sounds like a great job - and I'll be praying for you as well.

By the way - I love that picture - you have the most beautiful eyes girl!

Sandy said...

"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks,receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." Luke 11:9-10

"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." John 14:13-14

"If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." John 15:7

"And whatever you ask in prayer, if you have faith, you will receive." Matthew 21:22

Kasia, I can truly say that this is an answered prayer! I have been praying for you and my heart is just bursting with joy that God has blessed you in this way! I will still be praying that you'll sail through the probation period with no problems and the job will be everything you hope it to be. I love you and miss you and i'm praying God will continue to bless you in this new chapter in your life. To God be the glory!!

love always,
Aunt Sandy

Connie Chester said...

This is "the end" of your job search, but just the beginning of a new season of your life. Who knows who you will meet and what impact you will have on their lives and vice versa? Oh, that's right...God knows!

Remember the VAPOR............

James 4:13-15 (NIV) Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that."

Sam said...

SO excited about all the LORD has been doing in you. I'm also as equally excited to see what/how He works. LOVE YOU!

Hannah Sterling said...

This is so great!! I love how the Lord answers prayer!